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Conditions We Treat: Ovarian Cancer

Every year, more than 20,000 American women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. About 15 percent of ovarian cancers are caused by hereditary mutations of the genes BRCA 1 and BRCA 2. Genetic testing helps doctors determine the best course of action for treating ovarian cancer. 

Ovarian Cancer: What You Need to Know

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  • Age is a major risk factor for ovarian cancer. The majority of women diagnosed with the disease are 60 and older.
  • Many ovarian cancer symptoms like gas, nausea and frequent urination mimic other common medical conditions.
  • Ovarian cancer is the most deadly gynecologic cancer, but it is highly treatable when found early.

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Why choose Johns Hopkins for treatment of ovarian cancer?

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Our Surgical Expertise

Our expertise in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery means our patients have faster recovery times, fewer complications and less pain. 

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Our Patient Care

We believe in treating the whole patient — body, mind and spirit. As part of our treatment for ovarian cancer, we work with the Ovarian Cancer Center of Excellence at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. This partnership has yielded an intense drive to learn everything we can about ovarian cancer, leading our clinicians and researchers to make significant progress in the fight against this disease.